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ok, every time i tune my guitar ( The G,B and E-string ) I start getting nervous and start sweating, ever since i was a newbie at tuning guitars, cause i snapped so many strings. Am I the only one here who have a phobia of tuning my high guitar strings? I always get nervous when I tune down from E, or up to E.
#4
I have never, ever, snapped a string while tuning it, so I luckily don't have this problem

Just tune lower or something, play a half step down.
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#6
They shouldn't snap unless you're in the wrong octave or something. I don't know, mess around with other tunings and get used to it?


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#10
i snapped my high e string last week whilst open g tuning i'm not really scared of tuning it though, i just hate it when the strings snap.
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#13
I always sweat and then just snap when I'm doing A minor, but not when going up (or down).
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#14
I'm not scared of it really, just very cautious, broke my high e tuning when i was just putting it on, and had others break during tuning
#15
i get nervous. what i do is while i tune them up, i pinch the string with my right hand and wiggle it back and forth to assure myself its too loose to snap
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I'm not scared of it really, just very cautious, broke my high e tuning when i was just putting it on, and had others break during tuning

Maybe because you're tuning it to BEBEB?
#17
I get a little nervous when tuning up to B and E on fresh strings, but not when it's just a fine adjustment.
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#18
Not always. I'm a nervous wreck anyway, and I hate stringing up the first 2 strings.
#19
Im afraid of snapping my high e string. One time it snapped and cut my arm
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I can't play the Livin On A Prayer solo without worrying.

I've snapped my b string twice whilst playing it. >.>
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#21
I've never broken the B string before


Is it normal to snap the high e string while downtuning? I do it all the time
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Is it normal to snap the high e string while downtuning? I do it all the time


Me too
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Anyway, I understand what you mean, but I can't really relate. I am careful with my high strings, but not to the point of getting nervous.
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#25
I don't snap them anymore, last time was atleast 6-9 months ago, but i still have a phobia that I will
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Im afraid of snapping my high e string. One time it snapped and cut my arm
At least you have that as an excuse.
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and that my friends, is why i detune
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and that my friends, is why i detune

I detune, failcake. But I also occasionally want to play songs in different tuning. If I want to play In Flames, its C, if i wanna play Death its up to D, some cannibal corpse songs Halfstep down, etc.
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I detune, failcake. But I also occasionally want to play songs in different tuning. If I want to play In Flames, its C, if i wanna play Death its up to D, some cannibal corpse songs Halfstep down, etc.

I think it depends on what you normally tune in and your string gauge, but constantly changing tunings can't be any good for the strings.
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#32
I had the same problem when I first started playing guitar. For me, it was always the G. Then I switched from .09s to .11s. Now it's great. I prefer it that way. Even up till now, i tune the G string very slowly.
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ok, every time i tune my guitar ( The G,B and E-string ) I start getting nervous and start sweating, ever since i was a newbie at tuning guitars, cause i snapped so many strings. Am I the only one here who have a phobia of tuning my high guitar strings? I always get nervous when I tune down from E, or up to E.

Wow I thought I was the only one. Since I first snapped the high E while tuning, I get really nervous when tuning it up. I even start sweating when tuning up the high E when my strings are old, I am always afraid to tune up. But now it's even worse, the low strings are starting to snap more often (the last two times I snaped the low E and A) then the higher strings! My phobia is getting worse: I bet one day I can't even tune up to Standard E It ****ing sucks.
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Am I the only one here who have a phobia of tuning my high guitar strings?


Are you sure it's a phobia? Might be some sort of... yeah... sexual thing?
#37
I used to have that phobia but I beat it in a weeks. Just relax.
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#38
I really get that with the B and E strings. I actually get really nervous so I look away... hahaha. But it never snaps i'm just scared it will because they have in the past. .... oh god.... no! no stay away from me E string . ... get back! ... aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggghh nnnnnnggggggggggggghh
#40
You are a paranoid psychopath, I suggest you get help before "the ghosties" break your strings
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